USN-2831-2: foomatic-filters vulnerability

07 December 2015

foomatic-filters could be made to run programs as the lp user if it processed a specially crafted print job.



  • foomatic-filters - OpenPrinting printer support - filters


Michal Kowalczyk discovered that the foomatic-filters foomatic-rip filter
incorrectly stripped shell escape characters. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the lp user.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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